Thanks to their successful cooperation with NextGen Gaming, Lightning Box created a fun new video slot, called More Monkeys. The game is based on the theme from Chinese mythology, the famous Monkey King, Sun Wukong and it somewhat resembles the Kung-Fu cartoons, thanks to the graphics and the accompanying music.
This five-reel 1024 ways-to-win slot is placed on top of the snow covered Himalayas and introduces symbols such as the Monkey King, Baby Monkey, Tiger, Panda, Carp and a BONUS icon functioning as Scatter, and playing card symbols from nine to ace, which are the low value icons. Even though you will start the game on a mountain top, you could easily be launched in space, provided that the Stellar Jackpot is triggered.
What We Love
More Monkeys slot is packed with action. Due to 1024 ways to win system, winnings come quite often. The Bonus Round can bring you up to 20 free spins, depending on the number of Scatter symbols landed, while, also offering you 3 additional options you can use in free spins, and they all revolve around the number 8 – 8 extra free spins, 8 Stacked Wild symbols, and x8 multiplier.
The interactivity of this slot does not stop there, as there is also the Stellar Jackpot, triggered randomly, that can introduce a whole new game in which you need to go through six different levels in order to reach the Jackpot Stage, match three symbols and win one of three main prizes. We simply love the soundtrack in the background, since it is quite catchy, and raises your spirits during gameplay.
What We Do Not Like
Despite the fact that you win a whole lot more than in other video slots, the amount you get is often far less than the placed bet, and when you bet $75.00 and get $18.75 in return, even though you are winning, you are actually losing money, and it can be frustrating. The Bonus round is rather fun, but it does not come as often as we would have liked, although not as seldom as the randomly triggered Stellar Jackpot.
Concerning the graphics, our main question is why Lighting Box did not go all the way in replacing playing card symbols with authentic icons from Chinese folklore, since there was more than enough material for such an undertaking.
Although there could be some improvements in the graphics and symbols departments, the overall visual impression of More Monkeys slot is rather good, and in combination with memorable soundtrack, it can provide decent fun. This game will clearly not make you a very wealthy man, but, with a little bit of luck on your side, a couple of thousands could be in the bag.
For those looking for something more than simply hitting the spin button, this could be an interesting slot, given the number of special features, bonus rounds and the game within the Stellar Jackpot, so if you like Kung-Fu and shooting objects from out of space, feel free to give the slot a try, simply for fun if nothing else.